Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever.
Lutheran families of Mena organized Trinity Lutheran Church in the fall of 1900. In the early days, services were held in both German and English. As the church grew, a white frame church was erected and dedicated to serve the needs of both the church and the Christian Day school. This white frame church building, which has stood at the corner of DeQueen and Oak streets since 1902, is well preserved and stately. It is the oldest church building still in use in the city of Mena today.
Trinity Lutheran Church funds the local broadcast of the Lutheran Hour, which is broadcast each Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on KENA-AM (1450) and KENA-FM (104.1).
The congregation supports a number of mission endeavors both locally and abroad, including the Mena Ministerial Alliance, Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center, Covenant House Ministries in Hatfield (a shelter for abused women), and SpecialOlympians from the Mena community. In addition our women's group supports a Lutheran seminarian and has supported the Lutheran camp on Pettit Jean Mountain.
Women of Trinity
The Women of Trinity ladies group is affiliated with the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. The group seeks to assist women of Trinity Lutheran Church in affirming their faith and enabling them to use their talents and abilities to minister to people in and around Mena and throughout the world. The group meets monthly for devotions, fellowship and business.
Groups and Organizations
There are a number of groups within the church that support our church and worship activities. These include:
Elders - Elders are laymen appointed to serve the congregation in its temporal affairs and to assist the pastor in administrative tasks.
Trustees - Trustees are responsible for the physical properties of the congregation.
Ushers - Church ushers are volunteers, ages 7 to 97, who seat guests, collect tithes, distribute bulletins and service programs. They keep order at the entrance of the sanctuary.
Trinity Lutheran Church is affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, in the Mid-South District region.